Schools continue to pursue Bluiett

Trevon Bluiett

Four-star forward Trevon Bluiett is ready for his junior year and continues to focus on his recruitment.

One of the top prospects in the Midwest in the 2014 class is small forward Trevon Bluiett. The Indianapolis (Ind.) Park Tudor standout has made numerous unofficial visits, and now with the season ready to pick up a few more are being planned.

At 6-foot-5 Bluiett is one of the most productive players in the class. Schools such as Indiana, Purdue, Xavier, Louisville, Butler, Cincinnati, Michigan, Illinois, and Notre Dame have offered him a scholarship. Others like Ohio State, Kentucky, and Michigan State have remained interested in him.

Recently Bluiett made an unofficial visit to Indiana for their Hoosier Hysteria event, and according to his father Reynardo Bluiett things went well.

"It wasn't our first one so the intensity was probably the same as the last one, and that was the most impressive thing," Bluiett explained. "We went a couple of years ago when the team hadn't won many games and it was a full house then."

He continued, "It was good to see. They have a couple of guys on the team that we have known for years, so it was good to see them and how they were on the court."

At Park Tudor, Bluiett won two state titles with now IU point guard Yogi Ferrell, and seeing him on the floor playing well for the Hoosiers was a treat for both Trevon and his father.

"It was real good," said Bluiett. "I thought Yogi played well. The same plays that he had been making for years he was making on that stage. I know Trevon got a kick out of that. It was just real good."

Another home state team, Butler, has also had Bluiett on campus recently, and the Bulldogs continue to be right in the thick of the mix in this recruitment.

"That staff is great," said Bluiett. "They have showed us their interest for a while now. It is right in the backyard. We went over to their exhibition game last week against the University of Indianapolis. I like Hinkle Fieldhouse and it is only 10 minutes away from the house so that is a good thing."

Also the Illinois Fighting Illini and new coach John Groce have really picked up the interest as of late and Bluiett likes what that staff is doing.

"We are building a pretty good relationship," said Bluiett. "We have visited and we really like the style he ran at Ohio. It will be interesting to see how that transforms to Illinois. We know Coach Groce, Jamall (Walker), and even Paris Parham is a guy we have known for a while so we have a good relationship with them."

One school that gets linked to the Bluiett recruitment quite a bit is Michigan. lavall jordan has been very active recruiting Bluiett and the Wolverines should get a visit here soon.

"We plan to get up to Michigan and catch a game soon," said Bluiett. "That will give us a chance to take a look at the team and talk with those guys. Unfortunately we didn't have time to come up for a football game, but those guys are a great coaching staff and they have been around hard for a while. We definitely plan to get up there in the near future."

The Xavier Musketeers visited Bluiett on his school on the first day of the fall evaluation period and they also remain firmly in the mix.

"Xavier is the same," said Bluiett. "We've been on campus there a couple of times and saw how things worked. I talked to Travis (Steele) this week. It is a great institution and a great private school and we love how they play and a school we keep in touch with."

For now Bluiett is in no hurry to set any official visits. Though juniors can now visit in January, the elder Bluiett says no talks of that or a decision have been made.

"We haven't had time to be honest," said Bluiett. "With the new rule if you are a guy who wants to take visits early it allows you to take care of that, but we haven't had time to look at it at all."

While Bluiett admits it hasn't been the most fun process in the world, he and Trevon are content to take their time and talk things out before a decision.

"It's been a process," he explained. "I can't say it has necessarily been enjoyable, but it hasn't been bad either. It is just a process. It doesn't bother Trevon either so we are just taking it how it is."

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